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Freedom from Anxiety

April 27th, 2015|Five|Comments Off on Freedom from Anxiety

Week 45 | Section 54g

Mat 6:19-7:6 Luke 6:37-42

Turing our eyes from greed and love of the world we can experience true freedom.  Anxiety is stirred within us as we crave such temporal things. Oddly once gained they lose their luster and another temporal desire must fill its place – if not one’s pleasure in the eternal and spiritual things God has in store for us. Indeed, worry of such things gets us nowhere.

Jesus reminds us that God the Father is our provider and […]

The Lord’s Prayer

April 24th, 2015|Five|Comments Off on The Lord’s Prayer

Week 44 | Section 54f

In the fourth message within the Sermon on the Mount we read from Section 54f in the ‘Harmony of the Gospels’ by Thomas and Gundry. In this section (Matthew 6:1-18) Jesus teaches the disciples and apostles gathered ‘how’ to give, forgive, fast and pray without hypocrisy.

History and archaeological records highlights the rapid spread of the Lord’s Prayer throughout Israel, to Italy, Africa, and even into Syria by the middle of the second […]

You’ve Heard it Said

April 17th, 2015|Five|Comments Off on You’ve Heard it Said

Week 43 | Section 54e

God is love, God accepts us as we are, God’s grace is sufficient to blot out all our sins, and yet in the third section of the “sermon on the mount” Jesus raises the bar on righteousness and gets to the heart of the matter – our attitude and intention. The roots of sin are of equal concern as the actions which they produce and of greater importance still is the signs of grace and […]

Salt and Light

April 13th, 2015|Five|Comments Off on Salt and Light

Week 42 | Section 54cd

Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth.  You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.  – Jesus, The Message, Mt 5:13a,14a 

Remembering that this is the inaugural message to the new anointed apostles […]

The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath

February 22nd, 2015|Four|Comments Off on The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath

Week 37 | Section 50 | Phase 4

Summary: On the way from Jerusalem to Galilee, a few Pharisees scrutinize Jesus’ disciples for gathering a bit of grain from a roadside field to quiet their stomachs. Jesus’ response is no easier for them to stomach and His final words were as meaty as the grains themselves.

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Today’s Gospel Reading

Matthew 12:1-8
Mark 2: 23-28
Luke 6:1-5
John

1 At that time, Jesus went on the Sabbath[i] day through […]

Jesus Delivers a Firm Response

February 15th, 2015|Four|Comments Off on Jesus Delivers a Firm Response

Jesus Delivers a Firm Response
Week 36 | Section 49c | Phase 4

Summary: In Jesus’ longest recorded discourse yet, John shares Jesus’ response that cuts to the quick about his identity, mission and the means of salvation. Listeners today would hear His words pierce our vanity, encourage our hearts, and dispel our guilt.

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Today’s Gospel Reading
(There is no record from Matthew, Mark or Luke)

John 5:19-47

19 Jesus therefore answered them, “Most certainly, I tell you, […]

Relief map of the Holy Land

February 10th, 2015|HB News|Comments Off on Relief map of the Holy Land

We provide a link to A.P. Stout’s classic map featuring the Journey and Deeds of Jesus, however many groups find that seeing a relief map of the holy land helps them understand the terrain and journey even better. I thought you all might enjoy seeing a gallery of photos from I took using my Lytro camera.

The relief map itself is plastic mounted on cardboard and roughly 9-inches by 14-inches. It shows the territories, major cities, the roads that […]

The Miracle at Bethesda

February 8th, 2015|Four|Comments Off on The Miracle at Bethesda

Week 35 | Section 49a,b | Phase 4

Summary: Today’s study demonstrates the mercy of God through Jesus’s healing of a man lying beside the pool of Bethesda. The man who had been sick for thirty-eight years became well in an instant.  In his response to the Jewish elders who questioned his labor on the Sabbath, Jesus gave the response that most certainly caught their attention, inasmuch as he claimed he and God the Father were equal. Now that certainly raises two most fascinating […]

Freedom In Christ

February 1st, 2015|Three|Comments Off on Freedom In Christ

Week 34, Section 48
Summary: For the first time Jesus uses a parable, a classic manner of teaching to induce further reflection and dialog. In this parable Jesus speaks of something new and old. He’s referring to the New Covenant and the Old Covenant.  It was an apt moment for this lesson as John’s disciples and the Pharisees were still holding on to ‘the way things have always been done’.
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Matthew 9:14-17
Mark 2:18-22
Luke 5:33-39
John

14 Then John’s disciplesa  came to […]